Okay guys, time for some truth telling. I have been sitting here churning out recipes for hours because our launch date is quickly arriving. I am hitting a serious wall coming up with names for some of these recipes. I’m trying to not make the name of every recipe a list of all the ingredients in it only because I consider myself more creative than that (even though I’m not). This was originally going to be called a bacon, pesto, avocado, red onion and tomato sandwich but that’s a mouthful. So instead the pesto BOAT was created. Someone made the name BLT mainstream so this is for them. 


Open-faced Pesto BOAT (bacon, onion, avocado, tomato)

Prep time:  5 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 15 mins
Yield: 2 open-faced sandwiches


  •  4 slices of damn delicious bread, toasted (I used our gateway artisan loaf)
  • 4 slices of bacon, cooked
  •  ½ an avocado
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  •  finely sliced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons pesto
  • salt and pepper to taste

Fry your bacon, toast your bread and layer the rest of the ingredients, drizzling pesto over top.  If you’re feeling crazy butter the bread after it’s toasted. The point of recipes like these is not to teach you how to make them because there is not much to it, but instead to give you inspiration for your next meal.